The Department of Economics congratulates Alessandra Voena, recipient of the 2017 Carlo Alberto Medal. The Medal is presented every two years to a young Italian economist under the age of 40 for his or her outstanding research contributions to the field of economics. In its official announcement, the Collegio Carlo Alberto writes,
[Prof. Voena] is a labor and development economist who contributed to the economics of the family in developed and developing countries, as well as the economics of knowledge and innovation. In the words of scholars who nominated her: Alessandra is an 'Excellent empirical microeconomist with important work in the area of family economics.' She 'has made important contributions to the economics of family interaction using advanced econometric techniques,' That is, 'Alessandra is one of the leading Italian economists of her generation. […] She is a star.'
The award ceremony will take place at the Collegio Carlo Alberto during the Fall semester. Recipients deliver the Carlo Alberto Medal Lecture and are nominated Honorary Fellows of the Collegio Carlo Alberto of the Università Degli Studi di Torino.